True fire safety is a combination of education and action - knowing what causes fires in the home, what to do to prevent them. And what to do so both you and your family are prepared when a fire does occur. It's extremely important to educate yourself - and every member of your household - on ways to be more fire safety conscious and prepared.
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Mom and Dad can’t always protect children from all dangers. But they can download a slew of new cellphone apps that help keep kids safe and alert parents when a situation turns dangerous. Safety apps run the gamut from identifying sexual predators in your neighborhood to sending alerts to family and friends when a child disappears. Here’s a look at how technology is keeping an eye on your children when you can’t.
October 4th through October 10th is National Fire Prevention Week. This year, the NFPA selected fire safety at night as the theme. Called Hear the Beep Where You Sleep, the NFPA hopes to bring attention to the importance of having fire detection measures in place in the bedroom. 50% of all home fire deaths occur during fires reported between 11pm and 7am. Make sure your home and family are safe.
A real estate agent’s plastered smile may be hiding fears for her safety when showing a home or having an open house. Most prospects are harmless; the only crime they commit is killing a sale. But it’s hard to tell the tire-kickers from thieves or worse. Here are tips on how to stay safe when selling a house.
New security-on-the-go apps help you connect to designated contacts when you’re walking alone or driving through a dicey neighborhood. Each companion app has a unique spin on what it takes to stay safe, though all have features that send alerts to police and contacts. Here’s how companion apps can give you peace of mind.
Parents of teenagers know that the days of telling them what to do are basically over. That can be scary and frustrating when your goal, still, is to keep them safe and sound. Experts say that conversation, rather than fiat, is the best way to explore the choices teens should make when they stay home alone. Here are some topics to discuss and attitudes to adjust when talking to your teenagers about home safety.
Fremont police apprehended one suspect in a recent home robbery where the family dog was injured after eating shards of glass when the burglars threw dog treats onto the back porch which was covered in broken glass.
Preteens, kids just under 13, are curious, especially about grownup things like lighting matches and cooking food. But preteens still are young and need to be protected against household dangers that could cause injury or worse. Here are some of the no-nos that preteens should learn, especially if they routinely stay home alone after school.
They may seem like "big kids" now, but your school-aged children can still get into a world of trouble in your home. Potential injuries lurk around every corner – even corners are dangerous if you kid slips on an unsecured rug. Your job is to teach kids how to stay safe when you're there to supervise them and when you're not. Here are top 10 lessons you should teach children about how to avoid accidents and injuries at home.
All parents know toddlers cannot be trusted, especially around a house filled with so many wonderful and shining things, climbing places and dangers. We know you can’t keep your toddler in a bubble. But you can toddler proof your house to help prevent the thousands of unintentional injuries that harm and kill children every year. Here are ways to protect your toddler from the dangers that lurk around every house.